September 1, 2018
They’re noticeable almost immediately because of their short and broad bodies and small smushed faces. Their expressive eyes and jaws are also unique to Bulldogs. One thing is for sure; they stand out from the crowd! Want to know more about these beauties and their history? Continue reading to learn.
Did you know that there are several different types of Bulldogs? There are American Bulldogs, English Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, and Olde English Bulldogs. Each of the breeds possesses different histories, different looks, and even different temperaments. However, what all Bulldogs have in common is a somewhat painful past. They were used for bull baiting, which is how they received the “bull” part of their names.
What is bull baiting and how were English Bulldog puppies for sale used? Bull baiting is when a dog makes its body as parallel to the ground as possible and sneakingly dashes out to bite a bull in the nose or its head area. Unfortunately, like other dog fight events, bull baiting was also considered a recreational sport. As you can imagine, this was an incredibly cruel experience for all animals involved. All the breeds of dogs that were also engaged in bull baiting had strong jaws, massive heads, and muscular bodies. These dogs also had stoic and determined temperaments, like Pit Bull Terriers. Thankfully, bull baiting was banned in 1835, due to the support of the Cruelty to Animals Act passed in the Parliament.